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Causes of Unwanted or Destructive Dog Chewing – And How To Stop It

Causes of Unwanted or Destructive Dog Chewing – And How To Stop It

Ohhhhh the horrors of destructive dog chewing! I, too, have lost a few items over the years to the jaws of an over exuberant canine partner! First, Let’s Understand Unwanted Dog Chewing Dogs don’t have hands, or fingers or thumbs!...

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The Dangers of the Holidays for Your Beloved Pets

The Dangers of the Holidays for Your Beloved Pets

The holidays can be dangerous for your pets. Counters are full of tasty treats that can not only make them sick but can also kill them. People are coming and going. And, it is the number one time of year...

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Team Building; Why Your Dog Training Will Never Change Until You Commit to One Thing!

One simple thing! Really, it is pretty simple. But first, let’s talk about why your dog training isn’t working. Training Just ponder that word for a moment. What does it bring to mind? If I say “We are going to...

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What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What IS your dog trying to tell you?  I ask myself this question all of the time. Sometimes I know exactly what they want (they stare at the cookie jar, or irritate me when it is close to feeding time),...

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Time Outs; Why They Work on Your Dog

Time Outs; Why They Work on Your Dog

Time outs! Who hasn’t used this parental trick on your kids after they have misbehaved? I remember having a hard time becoming “potential new step mom” and walking the line between lenient and an ogre and finding that time outs...

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Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

  I get a lot of questions either asked of me in person, online, via email etc. And one of my biggest fixes for many things is utilizing a crate. Crates help with potty training, they help with chewing, they...

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Is This Toy Too Small?

Is This Toy Too Small?

I was recently visiting friends who had just acquired a new Labrador Puppy that was 8 weeks old! Talk about CUTE! I absolutely love puppies! It is so much fun to watch them experience all of their “firsts” and I...

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The Top 5 Ways to Ruin Your Dog

The Top 5 Ways to Ruin Your Dog

Want a short list on how to ruin that cute ball of fluff in your lap or at your side? Okay, so “ruin” is a pretty harsh word and dogs are very resilient; but there are some things that you...

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Finding Tough Dog Toys for Strong Chewers

Finding Tough Dog Toys for Strong Chewers

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been suckered into buying a toy claiming to be made for strong chewers only to watch our dog, Rodrigo, gleefully destroy it in under 15 minutes.  Destroying dog toys has become an...

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Why Do We Avoid Using a Leash in Dog Training?

Why Do We Avoid Using a Leash in Dog Training?

I answer a lot of questions about dog training in general. That is what I do, I write, I read and I answer questions about dogs and dog training, I train and compete with my dogs.  I have 20+ years...

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